Tuesday, June 14, 2011

A Dancing Machine

For One Shot Poetry Week 50

A Dancing Machine
By Nomar Knight

Ushered to center stage
Wondering what was the rage
The beat bounced and moved
My feet followed the groove
So much for being shy
Their cheers made me high

Sliding sideways back and forth
Dropping south and rising north
Three spins on heels for all to see
Many dropped jaws surrounded me
Kicked at the sky karate style
Sweating as if I ran a mile

Slammed my shoes down hard
Newfound attention could not discard
The cheers were all for me
Strange how dance set me free
Split my legs wide and far
On the floor became a star

Rose to the loudest cheers
This dancing gig rid my fears
Watch out world here I come
No longer timid no longer dumb
Electric beats sounded clean
Born again a dancing machine

 Jackson 5 - Dancing Machine .mp3
Found at bee mp3 search engine

© Copyright Nomar Knight 2011. All rights reserved. 
A Knight Chills poem.


  1. whew...what no video of the sweet moves? smiles. amazing what a little cheering will get you to do. smiles.

  2. Painted quite the pictures there.

  3. I say "dance on!" When something legal gives you that kind of high, hold tight to it.....that's the best thing in the world! Enjoyed this piece.

  4. so nice...enjoyed the swing in your words...on the pic it looks like tango..one of my favs...to watch.. but dancing sets free for sure..like writing poetry does..

  5. Wow nice rhyme flow to it and be free to be a dancing machine.

  6. Very nice poem. I'm trying to picture you doing splits all the way to the floor, though.